Every now and again, Cody will make a selection decision that will shock people - but we never see it coming.
The All Ireland final is no exception.
In a big surprise, Cody named Kevin Kelly in the starting team for Sunday's showpiece. The St. Patrick's man will start at cornerforward in his first ever start in the Championship, having come off the bench just three times in his career so far. Mark Bergin is the man sacrificed.
The 22-year-old played really well when the Cats met Tipp in the league earlier this year - bagging a brace of goals.
The only other change to the Kilkenny team is enforced, and was foreseen with Kieran Joyce replacing the injured Michael Fennelly.
For Tipperary, Michael Ryan makes just one change - bringing Bubbles O'Dwyer into the starting lineup as predicted.
Kilkenny (SH v Tipperary) - E Murphy; P Murphy, J Holden, S Prendergast; P Walsh, K Joyce, C Buckley; TJ Reid, C Fogarty; W Walsh, R Hogan, E Larkin; K Kelly, C Fennelly, L Blanchfield.
Tipperary (SH v Kilkenny) - D Gleeson, C Barrett, J Barry, M Cahill, S Kennedy, R Maher, Padraic Maher, B Maher, M Breen, D McCormack, Patrick Maher, N McGrath, J O'Dwyer, S Callanan, J McGrath.
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